Monday, March 28, 2011

April 1st First Friday at the Hamilton Gallery (Baltimore 21214)

The Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

Mary Deacon Opasik

Friday, April 1, 2011
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All are invited!

On exhibit through April 30, 2011


Jim Hammond

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Thank you for your donation!

Easter Charity Event at Soft Touch Photography and Will's Hairstyling on April 17th

Thursday, March 24, 2011

April 1st First Friday at Charmed Life Studio featuring the work of D.L. Simmons and music by The Ben Frock Trio (Lauraville 21214)

Things Past
Featuring Work by Donald L. Simmons
Art Opening
April 1st, 2011 
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Charmed Life Studios
4505 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(443) 449-7630

Charmed Life Studio presents “Things Past“ a retrospective of prints and works on paper by D. L. Simmons. For the entire month of April, Lee’s print work will adorn our walls. The show opens on April 1, from 6:00PM to 10:00PM. There will be live music provided by The Ben Frock Trio and complimentary refreshments. As always, this show is free, for all ages and open to the public.

Simmons produces large scale prints (24"x 36" and larger) using multiple processes. His work begins with a photograph with deep personal significance. Recently, he has been working with images that his grandfather took of the Baltimore Harbor during his deployment in World War II. He layers each image with lithography, intaglio, serigraphy, photo transfer, and digital imaging. He describes his works as “ the physical embodiment of an emotional experience and an investigation of the self told in the media of printmaking. My work, as a whole, is a means for me to digest emotion and transform it into something tangible . My work is a direct response to my life experiences. Although it does not reproduce any specific events, my work is made up of objects and icons that reflect and create narrative vignettes abstracted from my past experiences.”

A Baltimore City native, Ben Frock, has played with George Clinton, Soul Cannon, The All Mighty Senators, The Todd Marcus Nonette, Brad Gunson, Chris Pumphry and many more. He is an active member of the Out of Your Head collective, the Phil Cunneff New Quartet, the Rumba Club, and the musical director of experimental jazz quartet, The Subatomic Particles. He is also the band leader and composer for the big band Ben Frock's Love Unit Orchestra. Ben studied Classical and Jazz music at the Peabody Institute. His music is heavily inspired by folkloric Afro-Cuban music, 20th century classical composer Messiaen, classic soul, early funk, and most importantly improvised music.

D. L. Simmons grew up in South Carolina. He studied printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art, received a BFA from MICA, and an MFA in printmaking from LSU. Simmons’ works are in corporate collections, including Ryobi, McDonalds Corporation, Anderson Center for the Arts, Boys Homes of the South. and GHS. He is also in multiple private collections and has been featured in galleries across the southeast. Lee Simmons work is on view at

[Un]Told Stories at the Performance Workshop Theatre March 24, 25, 26, 27 (Hamilton, Baltimore 21214)

Performance Workshop Theatre
5426 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

For more information and ticket sales:
3/24 at 7:30 pm - The Canterville Ghost / The Tell-Tale Heart
3/25 at 8:00 pm - Stories of Red Hanrahan
3/26 at 8:00 pm - In Silence / Portrait of a Girl in Glass
3/27 at 3:00 pm - The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search For God

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 25, 26 music line-up at Chef Mac's and All That Blues

March 25, 2011 
Karl Filipiak Group
One of today’s most dynamic jazz groups featuring Frank Young[drums], Paul Hannah [saxophone], Mike Pope [bass]

March 26, 2011
Mary Shaver & the Smokin’ Polecats
Dave Sherman [guitar], Roger Edsall [Slide guitar/harmonica], Pete Ragusa [Drums], Mary Shaver [vocals]

Shows begins 8:00 PM
Buffet - BYOB
Maclonza Lee
Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Windmills and Landscapes" continues at Studio 55 Art Gallery on Harford Road in Hamilton (21214)

April 1st Frist Friday news from Studio 55
Studio 55 Art Gallery continues its art exhibition, “Windmills and Landscapes” presented by environmentally conscience artists inspired by energy alternatives. This art exhibition of recent original paintings by the art gallery’s artists will introduce a unique message in visual art. The need for clean air to preserve the world’s landscapes and alternative resources for our increasing energy consumption of our planet’s natural resources is a clear and important message.

Studio 55, 5529 Harford Road in Hamilton, Baltimore.    Vist our website at   for directions and times opened,  or call the gallery at 410-444-0022 for more information.

About Studio 55

Studio 55 - Art Gallery was established in 2009 by artist Mary Rever of Timonium, Maryland and is located at 5529 Harford Road in Baltimore City, an area designated as an important revitalization project. The gallery represents many talented Maryland artists with a diverse selection of artwork, including classic and traditional styles in oil, watercolor, pastel and acrylic paintings. The gallery also offers introductory and advanced art classes in charcoal drawing and painting.

Spring 2011 News - Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, and Belly Dance at Welcome Om Hatha Yoga (Baltimore 21214)

News from Velvet, Director at Welcome Om Hatha Yoga

Greetings!  Happy Spring!

Announcing the Spring 2011 Session at Welcome Om Hatha Yoga! The session will run for 13 weeks, beginning Sunday April 3rd and ending Saturday July 2nd. (Please visit the website for schedule and costs.)  We are offering 16 weekly classes this session! With the exception of the Monday 4:30 level I Yoga class, all the current Yoga classes will remain on the Spring schedule.
 Many of you will also be pleased to know that TAI CHI with Alan Reese, Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30pm will continue on the Spring schedule, as well.

We are excited to present a number of NEW classes starting with the Spring Schedule:

FAMILY YOGA!!! with Halene Lloyd, Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:15pm -- Parents and kids can participate together!

GENTLE YOGA!!! with Alice Lium, (2 classes per week) Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30pm and Saturdays, 2:45 to 3:45pm

ZUMBA!!! with Amaadi Coleman, (Adults) Saturdays, 12:30 to 1:30pm and ZUMBATOMIC!!! (Kids) Saturdays, 1:45 to 2:30pm (please find the flyer, also as an attachment)


BELLY DANCE!!! with Rashelle Celestin, Sundays, 11am to 12noon

It's shaping up to be a great Spring! Come join in on the fun!

As always, your support is deeply appreciated and absolutely essential so we can continue being your Yoga home in the neighborhood!


Velvet, Director
Welcome Om Hatha Yoga
"Your yoga home in the neighborhood"

4711 Harford Road Baltimore 21214 2nd Floor

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Untold Stories at Performance Workshop Theatre Schedule for 3/17/11 through 3/20/11 (Hamilton, Baltimore 21214)

Performance Workshop Theatre
5426 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214


3/17 at 7:30 pm - Stories of Red Hanrahan  ("Pay what you can" Thursdays)

3/18 at 8:00 pm - In Silence / Portrait of a Girl in Glass

3/19 at 8:00 pm - The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search For God

3/20 at 3:00 pm - The Canterville Ghost / The Tell-Tale Heart

3/20 at 7:30 pm – Three by Saroyan *

More information and ticket sales:

NOLGI's Neighborhood Nosh at the Chameleon on Sunday March 27

$40 for tickets. to purchase tickets, call 410-444-9188

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chef Mac's and All that Blues Music Lineup for March 18 & 19, 2011

Chef Mac's and All that Blues Music Lineup for March 18 & 19, 2011

March 18, 2011
Ursula Ricks Project

March 19, 2011
Twine Time
R&B, soul, and rock - great dancing and groove music

Shows begins 8:00 PM

Maclonza Lee
Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

Night of music, food, and community spirit at St. Francis of Assisi School's Better World Coffeehouse

Better World Coffeehouse
Friday, March 18, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi School

3617 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21218
Phone 410-467-1683
Fax 410-467-9449

The Better World Club of St. Francis of Assisi School is holding a Coffee House, with food and entertainment, on Friday night from 6-9 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and a canned good for Northeast Pantry. In return, you'll get food and drink from your favorite local purveyors (like the Red Canoe, Zeke's, Souper Freak, Big Bad Wolf Barbecue, The Chameleon, Clementine, and Chef Mac's) and entertainment from your talented neighbors, including the SFA House Band, the Oxi-Morons.

The evening's Better World Club proceeds will benefit a variety of charities.

Please join us! And if you'd like to be a part of the open mic, you may sign up (as well as get more information), here: The Better World Club.If you would like to sign up to perform or help, please follow this link:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hamilton Quilt Circle's Newest Fund-Raiser Quilt

Hamilton Quilt Circle is constructing its new work entitled "Main Street, Our Street" as a work to be raffled to benefit the Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street organization. You can see the work-in-progress and purchase raffle tickets at the Hamilton Gallery (5502 Harford Road). Tickets are $1 for one ticket, $5 for six. The winner will be picked  at May 7th gala  "An Evening on Main Street." Hamilton Gallery is opened on Wednesday through Friday 5:00 to 9:00 and on Saturday 1:00 - 9:00.

Massage Therapy Studio opens on Harford Road in Lauraville: $30 Massage until April 30th

Aaduri Healing Arts

Massage Therapy~ Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release
Currently offering $30 massages until April 30th!

4321 Harford Road (above the Chop Shop)
Lauraville, Baltimore Md 21214

Hours are by appointment: 443-838-7065

Kim Drechsler, LMT, NCTMB


Getting ready for the 2011 Tuesday Market in Lauraville...June 7 to October 25

Picture from 2010 Tuesday Market

Following is the annoucement for the 2011 Tuesday Market in Lauraville. Check back for vendor list and other news from HLMS about the Tuesday Market.

Tuesday Market 2011
Lauraville, Baltimore

June 7 - October 25

Montebello Terrace at Harford Road
Next to Safeway

The Tuesday Market in Lauraville is located on Montebello Terrace and Harford Road, next to the Safeway. Running every Tuesday evening between 4 PM and 8 PM, from June 7th until October 25th, an array of vendors, farmers, and artisans will be present to offer a wide selection of local goods and produce. Come stop by for a farm fresh meal, a week worth of local groceries, and a little gift for yourself or a friend while you are out and about.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring classes (yoga) start April 3 at Welcome Om Yoga (Baltimore 21214) - Zumba classes start April 9th!

From Velvet of Welcome Om Yoga

Breathe! Spring is in the air! The Spring session begins April 3rd: A perfect time for newcommers. Level I classes start slowly, and gradually advance over 13 wks.

If you want an even easier start, we're pleased to announce that GENTLE YOGA returns this Spring! It's Yoga for adults of any age, any fitness level. Look for 2 Gentle classes: Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm & Saturdays, 2:45-3:45pm.

The Zumba classes costs $10 per Adult class; Zumbatomics (for kids), scheduled in 7-week sessions, is $65 for each session. Classes officially begin on April 9th, the 1st Saturday of our Spring session. There will be a free Adult Zumba class held from 12:30-1:30pm on April 2nd which you are welcomed to attend!

Welcome Om Yoga
4711 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Live theater tonight (March 10) in Hamilton. Pay what you can! Works by Tennessee Williams and Luigi Pirandello are staged at the Performance Workshop Theatre, with a fantasic schedule set for this weekend.

News from Marc Horwitz, Co-Artistic Director

Performance Workshop Theatre
5426 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214

[un]told stories
continues through March 27th.

Performed by award-winning Actor, Marc Horwitz
Directed by Co-Artistic Director, Marlyn G Robinson.


$ 20 General Admission
$ 12 Student (with current ID)
$ 50 Three Show Subscription Series
$ 60 Four Show Subscription Series
“Pay-what-you-can” Thursdays at 7:30 pm

PAY WHAT YOU CAN bonus offer on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and
tickets half-price this weekend on Baltimore FunGuide.

For tickets call 410-659-7830 or go online

Arrive 30 minutes before curtain and enjoy a pre-show concert of live music.
Join us for a wine and cheese reception following each performance.

- Thursday at 7:30 pm -

Luigi Pirandello
In Silence


Tennessee Williams
Portrait Of A Girl In Glass

- Friday at 8:00 pm -

George Bernard Shaw
The Adventures Of The Black Girl In Her Search For God

- Saturday at 8:00 pm -

Oscar Wilde
The Canterville Ghost


Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart

- Sunday at 3:00 pm -
W.B. Yeats
Stories Of Red Hanrahan

Special Sunday Evening Performances at 7:30 pm *

Three by Saroyan

The Inventor And The Actress, A Visitor In The Piano Warehouse, Dear Baby
$ 15 General Admission
$ 7.50 Student (with current ID)
$ 7.50 Subscriber

For descriptions of the stories, please visit our website

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CANCELLED - "An Evening on Main Street" Fund-raising Event

  • This event has been cancelled.

March 11 and 12 Music Line-up at Chef Mac’s on Harford Road

March 11, 2011 at Chef Mac’s

Memphis Gold & the Scrap Iron Band

National/International Blues artist performs in Baltimore for the first time in two years
"Jumpin" Jay Summerour (harp), Tony Fazio (bass), Rick Steel(guitar) and Eric Selby (drumkit)

March 12, 2011

Pam Parker & the Greg Hatza Trio

Returns to Chef Mac's with a raucous Blues set featuring Pam and the fabulous Greg Hatza Trio (Greg Hatza, Brian Kooken, & Vance James!)

Show begins 8:00 PM

Buffet $25 (all inclusive) or Open Dining with $10 general admission - BYOB


Maclonza Lee
Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 26 Donovan Fund Film Showing of "Dinner at Eight" at the Chop Movie

Film Screening of "Dinner at Eight" to benefit the Donovan Fund

Location: ‎Chop Movie, 4321 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, March 26th
7:00PM to 10:00 PM
Film discussion after showing facilitated by Filmmaker Chris Reed.
Reservations: Chris Muldowney 410-366-1980, x271 / 410-426-2529,

Baltimore Magazine 2011 Reader's Poll Results name Clementine and The Hamilton Tavern

Best Restaurants 2011 Readers' Poll Results

Congratulations to the Hamilton Tavern (5517 Harford Road) and Clementine (5402 Harford) for being named in the Baltimore Magazine's Best Restaurant Readers' Poll Results

Pub Food

  • Hamilton Tavern


  • Clementine

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Paper-making Workshop at the Hamilton Gallery in March

Dancers from Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts in Hamilton join international ballet company tour.

Five students in the pre-professional training program at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts in Hamilton will have the opportunity of a lifetime this week, as they take the stage with some of today's most celebrated ballet artists.

After placing in the top twelve Ensembles at the International finals of the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition in 2010, the MCPA students were invited to travel with the inaugural tour of "Ballet Grand Prix", featuring the stars of American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Berlin State Opera Ballet, La Scala Ballet, and other international ballet companies.

The dancers will present a piece titled "The Winner Is", with original choreography by Maeghan McHale. Ms. McHale is also the featured choreographer for the tour, and the MCPA students are thrilled to have the opportunity to present her work in such a prestigious venue.

The dancers are Kayla McKibben, Cassidy Stout, Sammie Terzi, Miranda Wienecke, and Lindsey Williams.  They range in age from 14 to 17, and train 6 days per week at MCPA. They will leave from New York City with performances in Vermont and Massachussets before returning home to Hamilton. 

In 2009, MCPA was ranked fifth on the list of the top 50 dance studios in North America by Dancer Magazine, and in the past few years has gained recognition in the dance world as being one of the leading training centers for ballet and contemporary dance on the East Coast.

Clinical Trial Recruitment at the Hamilton Foot Care on Harford Road

Dr. Max Weisfeld at Hamilton Foot Care  is recruiting NEW PATIENTS for a clincial trial for the treatment of toenail fungus (large toe of either foot). 

New patients who qualify will be part of a clinical trial of a NEW TOPICAL NAIL POLISH that is being tested to treat toenail fungus. The participants must be 18 years and older. Other requirements we will handle in the office. If accepted into the trial, the participants will be paid. 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Max Weisfeld
Hamilton Foot Care
5508 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
Phone: 410-426-5508

Maryland Boys Choir Spring Concert April 10

Spring is in the air and The Maryland State Boychoir is hard at work preparing for its annual Spring Concert.

The Maryland State Boychoir, under the direction of Stephen Holmes, will perform a concert on Saturday, April 10, 2011 at 4:00 P.M., at The Maryland State Boychoir Center for the Arts (3400 Norman Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21213). The concert will feature the Tour Choir, Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Changed Voice Choir (over 120 voices) and Handbell Choir performing a variety of music, including classical and contemporary masterworks, gospel, spirituals, and folksongs.

Kathy Hawker
Office Manager
Maryland State Boychoir
3400 Norman Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213
phone: (410) 554-8644 fax: (410) 554-1033

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark at Chef Mac's on March 4

Pic from Anthony Clark website

March 4, 2011 at Chef Mac’s and All That Blues

2011 Semifinalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN

Show begins 8:00 PM

Buffet $25 (all inclusive) or Open Dining with $10 general admission - BYOB


Maclonza Lee

Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hamilton - Eat - Baltimore City Paper

Several of Harford Road Restaurants are highlighted in the Baltimore City Paper's Eat 2011 edition.
Congratulations to:
Big Bad Wolf's House of Barbecue
Chameleon Cafe
Hamilton Tavern
Los Amigos Restaurant

Hamilton - Eat - Baltimore City Paper